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Jul 4, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read "Why none of my books are available on Audible," a short audiobook I produced to be distributed through Amazon's ACX platform, explaining how that platform's sloppy rights verification and mandatory DRM screws over writers. ( Image: Paris 16 , CC BY-SA 4.0 ; Dmitry Baranovskiy , CC BY 4.0 ; modified )
Topics: writing, law, copyright, dmca 1201, drm, anticircumvention, audible, amazon, acx, audiobooks,...
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Jun 27, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Reasonable Agreement: On the Crapification of Literary Contracts , about the growing trend of standard, non-negotiable contract terms in freelance writing contracts that are outrageous in their unfairness.
Topics: writing, law, copyright, contracts, indemnity, representations and warranties
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Jun 20, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent blog post, Monopolists Want to Create Human Inkjet Printers , exploring the way that med-tech mergers are bringing the ghastly inkjet printer business-model to artificial pancreases. ( Image: Cryteria , CC BY 3.0 ; Björn Heller , CC BY 2.0 (German) ; modified )
Topics: artificial pancreas, loopers, big pharma, closed loop, continuous glucose monitors, dexcom,...
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Jun 12, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Regulatory Capture: Beyond Revolving Doors and Against Regulatory Nihilism. , about the origins of the theory of regulatory capture, and the all-important, but rarely discussed difference between right and left theories of regulatory capture.
Topics: public choice theory, regulatory capture, chicago school, economics, regulation, nihilism,...
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Jun 6, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Against Cozy Catastrophies , about the how the changeover from universal, state- or employer-provided pensions to market-based pensions like the 401(k) have created an inescapable, slow motion catastrophe, where the only thing worse than being one of the lucky few with retirement savings is being part of the vast majority who do not. ( Image: Djuradj Vujcic , CC BY 2.0 ; Gerald England , CC BY-SA 2.0 ; modified )
Topics: market failures, austerity, 401ks, social problems, failed individualism, solidarity, cozy...
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May 30, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Apple’s Cement Overshoes , about the malicious compliance in Apple's "home repair kits." ( Image: Conall , CC BY 2.0 , modified )
Topics: apple, e-waste, recycling, right to repair, fuckery
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May 19, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, About those kill-switched Ukrainian tractors , suggesting that what John Deere did to Russian looters, anyone can do to farmers, anywhere. ( Image: Cryteria , CC BY 3.0 , modified )
Topics: big ag, drm, john deere, ukraine, russia, 1201, anti-circumvention, precision agriculture,...
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May 1, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Revenge of the Chickenized Reverse-Centaurs , about the relationship between algorithms, interoperability and worker power. ( Image: Cryteria , CC BY 3.0 , modified )
Topics: ai, ml, labor, class struggle, amazon, doordash, centaurs, reverse-centaurs, chickenization, worker...
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Apr 18, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, Big Tech Isn't Stealing News Publishers' Content , about the calls from the news industry for tech companies to pay licensing fees for quoted news-snippets, and why this both ignores and worsens the real problem: ad-fraud.
Topics: snippets tax, link tax, copyright, paracopyright, news, newspapers, publishing, web publishing,...
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Apr 10, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, When Automation Becomes Enforcement , about the debate of interoperability and end-to-end encryption in the EU's Digital Markets Act, and how that relates to the long-running battle over who's in charge: you, or your computer?
Topics: drm, disappearing messages, opsec, security, infosec, encryption, end to end encryption, e2ee,...
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Apr 3, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Best Defense Against Rubber-Hose Cryptanalysis , which explores the contradiction at the heart of Bitcoin advocacy.
Topics: cryptocurrency, cypherpunks, democracy, security, crypto wars, bitcoin
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Mar 27, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Byzantine Premium , which explores the contradiction at the heart of Bitcoin advocacy. ( Image: Jakub-gdPL and FAMartin , CC BY-SA 4.0 ; Delwar Hossain, BD , CC BY 4.0 ; Jernej Furman , CC BY 2.0 ; modified )
Topics: cryptocurrency, scams, bitcoin
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Mar 21, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, What is “Peak Indifference?” in which I explain my theory of how we change - or fail to change - in the face of wicked problems. ( Image: Cameron Strandberg / CC BY 2.0 , modified)
Topics: theories of change, climate, smoking, nihilism, activism
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Mar 13, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, Vertically Challenged , about "how and why to break up Big Tech." Image: Anthony Quintano (modified) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Zuckerberg_F8_2019_Keynote_(32830578717).jpg CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en Star Trek/Paramount (modified): https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/star_trek/
Topics: monopolism, structural separation, big tech, antitrust, trustbusting
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Mar 7, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, All (Broadband) Politics Are Local , about the near-miraculous shift in the political will to provide universal fiber to all Americans, and what you can do to spur this process on.
Topics: Fiber, infrastructure bill, telecoms, monopoly, rural electrification, 5g
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Feb 27, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, We Should Not Endure a King: Antitrust is a political cause, not an economic one , addressed to leftists who are skeptical of antitrust as a market-based solution that implictly accepts markets as the legitimate arbiter of our social relations.
Topics: monopolism, antitrust, neo-brandeisians, hipster antitrust, leftism, self-determination,...
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Feb 21, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part II) , the third and final part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.
Topics: copyright, copyfight, eff, bpdg, cptwg, broadcast flag, mpaa, analog hole, ardg, veil, watermarks,...
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Feb 13, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part II) , the second part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.
Topics: copyright, copyfight, eff, bpdg, cptwg, broadcast flag, mpaa, analog hole, ardg, veil, watermarks
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Feb 7, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, The Internet Heist (Part I) , the first part of a three-part series about the early days of the internet copyright wars, when Hollywood studios came within a whisker of getting a veto over all new digital technology.
Topics: copyright, copyfight, eff, bpdg, cptwg, broadcast flag, mpaa
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Feb 3, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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I had a total hip replacement (left side, anterior approach) on Jan 11, 2022, performed by Dr Gilbert Roc at the Kaiser Sunset facility in Los Angeles. I arranged to keep my femoral head and hip capsule, which were removed during the procedure. The kind folks at Thingergy (Burbank) produced a very high-resolution scan for me.
Topics: hip, hip replacement, anatomy, arthritis, hip capsule, femur
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This week on my podcast, I read a recent Medium column, A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator about my experience with Pixsy, a new kind of copyright troll that targets Creative Commons users. ( Image: Nenad Stojkovic , CC BY 2.0 , modified )
Topics: copyfight, creative commons, copyright trolls, copyleft trolls, termination
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Jan 10, 2022 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature about the technological critique the Luddites embodied, the unfair rep they got, and how it applies to today's tech hellscape.
Topics: history, science fiction, technological criticism, luddites, labor
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Dec 23, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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When my daughter Poesy was four, her nursery school let us know that they were shutting down a day before my wife's office closed for the holidays, leaving us with a childcare problem. Since I worked for myself, I took the day off and brought her to my office, where we recorded a short podcast , singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (a frankly amazing rendition!). We've done it every year since, except for 2016 when I had mic problems. Now she's 13, and we've just recorded our ninth...
Topics: parenting, christmas, xmas
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Dec 6, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Give Me Slack about the many second (and third, and fourth) chances I got as a kid and a student, and how the educational and work system has put paid to them.
Topics: education, neoliberalism, parenting, flexibility
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Nov 22, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Jam To-Day , about how interoperability is unique among competition remedies in that it does good from day one. ( Image: Oleg Sidorenko , CC BY 2.0 , modified )
Topics: antitrust, interoperability, adversarial interoperability, comcom, competitive compatibility
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Nov 15, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, The Unimaginable , about science fiction, Thatcherism, and imagining a transition to a post-climate-emergency future.
Topics: science fiction, cli-fi, ministry for the future, capitalist realism, tina v tapas, margaret...
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Oct 25, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Against the great forces of history , about what Ada Palmer’s University of Chicago Papal election LARP can teach us about our own future.
Topics: theories of change, politics, science fiction, ada palmer, renaissance, pedagogy, larps, religion,...
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Oct 17, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Dead Letters , about the spam wars and they way they've led to a corporate enclosure of email, making it nearly impossible to run an independent, standalone newsletter.
Topics: newsletters, spam, spam wars, collateral damage, censorship, rbls, filternet
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Oct 11, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Hope, Not Optimism , articulating a theory of political change that draws on technology, law, social movements and commercial pressure.
Topics: lessig, theories of change, politics
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Oct 3, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Medium column, Take It Back ," on the relationship between copyright reversion, bargaining power, and authors’ rights.
Topics: writing, publishing, music, copyright, copyfight, monopolies, law, labor, wage theft
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Sep 27, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my latest Locus column, Breaking In , on the futility of seeking career advice from established pros who haven't had to submit over the transom in 20 years, where you should get career advice, and what more established writers can do for writers who are just starting out.
Topics: writing, science fiction, publishing
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This week on my podcast, I read a pair of editorials I published on EFF's Deeplinks blog: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Platforms Want To Be Utilities, Self-Govern Like Empires and Facebook’s Secret War on Switching Costs , both about antitrust and Big Tech.
Topics: FTC, facebook, platform capitalism, antitrust, trustbusting, switching costs
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Aug 22, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read Expectations management , and Disneyland at a stroll , parts five and six of my ongoing Medium series on "amusement parks, crowd control, and load-balancing," on what we can learn about aggregate demand management and scarcity from the history of queues at Disney theme parks. Part I: Are We Having Fun Yet? Part II: Boredom and its discontents Part III: Now you’ve got two problems Part IV: Managing aggregate demand ( Image: Evan Wohrman , CC BY-SA )
Topics: theme parks, antitrust, themepunks, disney, walt disney world, aggregate demand management,...
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Aug 8, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read Managing aggregate demand , part four of my ongoing Medium series on "amusement parks, crowd control, and load-balancing," on what we can learn about aggregate demand management and scarcity from the history of queues at Disney theme parks. Part I: Are We Having Fun Yet? Part II: Boredom and its discontents Part III: Now you’ve got two problems
Topics: theme parks, antitrust, themepunks, disney, walt disney world, aggregate demand management,...
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Aug 2, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read the first three installments in my ongoing Medium series on "amusement parks, crowd control, and load-balancing," on what we can learn about aggregate demand management and scarcity from the history of queues at Disney theme parks. Part I: Are We Having Fun Yet? Part II: Boredom and its discontents Part III: Now you’ve got two problems
Topics: theme parks, themepunks, disney, walt disney world, aggregate demand management, shortages,...
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Jul 12, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my latest Locus column, Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability , about the true purpose of fighting monopolies - not competition, nor interoperability, but rather, human freedom. ( Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99783447@N07/9433864982/ , CC BY , modified )
Topics: interoperability, competition, monopolism, comcom, competitive compatibility, adversarial...
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Jul 5, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my latest Medium column, Self Publishing , about the consolidation in publishing and what to do about it.
Topics: publishing, books, self-publishing, writing, monopoly, bookselling
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Jun 28, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my May 2021 Locus Magazine column, Qualia , about the illusory "fairness" of a politics that turns on "objective" qualities. Image: OpenStax Chemistry CC BY
Topics: epidemiology, law and economics, trustbusting, consumer welfare, qualitative
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Jun 21, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my latest short story, Inside the Clock Tower , science fiction for Consumer Reports that paints a picture of how tech platforms might work if the ACCESS Act passes and the big companies have to allow others to interoperate with them.
Topics: access act, big tech, science fiction, consumer reports, interoperability, harassment, content...
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Jun 14, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my latest Medium column, The Rent's Too Damned High , about the long con of convincing Americans that they will grow prosperous through housing wealth, not labor rights.
Topics: late-stage capitalism, housing, shelter, human rights, inequality, zero-sum, georgism
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Jun 7, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my latest Medium column, I Quit: Peak indifference, big tobacco, disinformation and death , on the connection between smoking cessation, monopoly, corruption, the climate emergency, and the denial epidemic.
Topics: late-stage capitalism, disinformation, big tobacco, denial, denialism, smoking, cancer denial,...
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May 23, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, my inaugural column for Medium, The Memex Method , a reflection on 20 years of blogging, and how it has affected my writing.
Topics: writing, blogging, web history
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May 17, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, the conclusion to my seven-part serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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May 10, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part six of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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May 3, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part five of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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Apr 26, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part four of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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Apr 19, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part three of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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Apr 12, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part two of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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Apr 5, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, part one of a serialized reading of my 2020 Onezero/Medium book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism , now available in paperback (you can also order signed and personalized copies from Dark Delicacies, my local bookstore).
Topics: how to destroy surveillance capitalism, monopolism, antitrust, trustbusting, manipulation, mind...
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Mar 29, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my November 2020 Locus column, Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results , a critical piece on machine learning and artificial intelligence that takes aim at the fallacy that improvements to statistical inference will someday produce a conscious, cognitive software construct. It's a followup to my July 2020 column, Full Employment , which critiques the fear/aspiration of automation-driven unemployment. The problems of theory-free statistical inference...
Topics: automation, labor, machine learning, stats, conservatism, ai, computer science
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Mar 22, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read my lastest Locus column, Free Markets , a postmortem of sorts on the delivery issues with my record-breaking audiobook Kickstarter for Attack Surface , the third Little Brother book.
Topics: free markets, rent-seeking, gatekeeper platforms, apple tax, google tax, app stores, mobile,...
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Feb 28, 2021 Bennett Cyphers and Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, the third and final part of " Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability ," a major new EFF paper by my colleague Bennett Cyphers and me. It's a paper that tries to resolve the tension between demanding that tech platforms gather, retain and mine less of our data, and the demand that platforms allow alternatives (nonprofits, co-ops, tinkerers, startups) to connect with their services.
Topics: interoperability, eff, competitive compatibility, comcom, bennett cyphers
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Feb 22, 2021 Cory Doctorow and Bennett Cyphers
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This week on my podcast, Part Two of " Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability ," a major new EFF paper by my colleague Bennett Cyphers and me. It's a paper that tries to resolve the tension between demanding that tech platforms gather, retain and mine less of our data, and the demand that platforms allow alternatives (nonprofits, co-ops, tinkerers, startups) to connect with their services.
Topics: interoperability, eff, competitive compatibility, comcom, bennett cyphers
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Feb 15, 2021 Bennett Cyphers and Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, Part One of " Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability ," a major new EFF paper by my colleague Bennett Cyphers and me. It's a paper that tries to resolve the tension between demanding that tech platforms gather, retain and mine less of our data, and the demand that platforms allow alternatives (nonprofits, co-ops, tinkerers, startups) to connect with their services.
Topics: interoperability, eff, competitive compatibility, comcom, bennett cyphers
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Feb 8, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part thirty-one, the conclusion of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher...
Topics: cory doctorow, podcasts, science fiction, urban fantasy, wifi, mesh networking, dumpster diving
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Feb 1, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part thirty of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Jan 25, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twenty-nine of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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Jan 18, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twenty-eight of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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Jan 11, 2021 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twenty-seven of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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Dec 14, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twenty-six of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
Topics: cory doctorow, podcasts, science fiction, urban fantasy, wifi, mesh networking, dumpster diving
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Dec 11, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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When my daughter Poesy was four, her nursery school let us know that they were shutting down a day before my wife's office closed for the holidays, leaving us with a childcare problem. Since I worked for myself, I took the day off and brought her to my office, where we recorded a short podcast , singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (a frankly amazing rendition!). We've done it every year since, except for 2016 when I had mic problems. Now she's 12, and we've just recorded our eighth...
Topics: podcasts, cory doctorow, parenting, christmas
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Dec 7, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twenty-five of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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Nov 24, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in my novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is “ Tech in SF ” hosted by Interabang Books in Dallas, TX, with guest-hosts Annalee Newitz and Ken Liu. It was recorded on October 20, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program. Please consider subscribing to Interabang’s Youtube channel for access to all...
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Nov 23, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " Sci-Fi Genre " hosted by Fountain Books in Richmond, VA, with guest-hosts Sarah Gailey and Chuck Wendig. It was recorded on October 16, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program. Please consider subscribing to Fountain Books's Youtube...
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Here's part twenty-four of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " ​​Intersectionality: Race, Surveillance, and Tech and Its History ," hosted by The Booksmith in San Francisco, with guest-hosts Malkia Devich-Cyril and Meredith Whittaker​​. It was recorded on October 15, 2020. Here is the original Youtube...
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Here's part twenty-three of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when...
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Nov 16, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " Politics and Protest ," hosted by The Strand in NYC, with guest-hosts Eva Galperin and Ron Deibert. It was recorded on October 13, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program. Please consider subscribing to The Strand's Youtube channel...
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Nov 14, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " Cross-Media Sci Fi " hosted by the Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, with guest-hosts John Rogers and Amber Benson. It was recorded on October 14, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program. Please consider subscribing to The...
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " OpSec & Personal Cyber-Security: How Can You Be Safe? " hosted by Third Place Books in Seattle, WA, with guest-hosts Runa Sandvik and Window Snyder​. It was recorded on October 22, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program....
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " Cyberpunk and Post-Cyberpunk ," hosted by Andersons Books in Napierville, IL with guest-hosts Bruce Sterling and Christopher Brown. It was recorded on October 19, 2020. Here is the original Youtube link for this program. Please consider subscribing...
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The Attack Surface Lectures were a series of eight panel discussions on the themes in Cory Doctorow's novel Attack Surface , each hosted by a different bookstore and each accompanied by a different pair of guest speakers. This program is " Little Revolutions ," hosted by Skylight Books in Los Angeles, with guest-hosts Tochi Onyebuchi and Bethany C. Morrow. It was recorded on October 21, 2020. Here is a link to this presentation in Skylight's archive of author events . Please consider...
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Here's part twenty-two of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Please, vote if you can. Here's how my...
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Here's part twenty-one of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Please, vote if you can. Here's how my...
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Here's part twenty of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Here's part nineteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Some show notes: Here's the form for getting...
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Here's part eighteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). Content warning for domestic abuse and sexual violence. This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever...
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Here's part seventeen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Some show notes: Here's the form for getting...
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Here's part sixteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Here's part fifteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Sep 14, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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This week on my podcast, I read the first half of my latest Locus Magazine column, " IP ," the longest, most substantial column I've written in my 14 years on Locus 's masthead. IP explores the history of how we have allowed companies to control more and more of our daily lives, and has come to mean, "any law that I can invoke that allows me to control the conduct of my competitors, critics, and customers." It represents a major realization on my part after decades of...
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Sep 7, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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This week's podcast is a generous excerpt - 2+ hours! - of the audiobook for Attack Surface , the third Little Brother book, which is available for pre-order today on my very first Kickstarter. This Kickstarter is one of the most important moments in my professional career, an experiment to see if I can viably publish audiobooks without caving into Amazon's monopolistic requirement that all Audible books be sold with DRM that locks it to Amazon's corporate platform...forever. If you've ever...
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Sep 4, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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This is chapter one of the audio edition Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book (Oct 2020). The narrator is Amber Benson. Mastering by John Taylor Williams. Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir for Skyboat media.
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Aug 31, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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For this week's podcast, I read an excerpt from " How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism," a free short book (or long pamphlet, or "nonfiction novella") I published with Medium's Onezero last week. HTDSC is a long critical response to Shoshanna Zuboff's book and paper on the subject, which re-centers the critique on monopolism and the abusive behavior it abets, while expressing skepticism that surveillance capitalists are really as good at manipulating our behavior as they...
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Aug 24, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part fourteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Here's part thirteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Terra Nullius is my March 2019 column in Locus magazine; it explores the commonalities between the people who claim ownership over the things they use to make new creative works and the settler colonialists who arrived in various "new worlds" and declared them to be empty, erasing the people who were already there as a prelude to genocide. I was inspired by the story of Aloha Poke , in which a white dude from Chicago secured a trademark for his "Aloha Poke" midwestern...
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Aug 3, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part twelve of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Jul 27, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part eleven of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Here's part ten of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it came...
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Jul 13, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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This week's podcast is a reading of Full Employment , my latest Locus column. It's a counter to the argument about automation-driven unemployment - namely, that we will have hundreds of years of full employment facing the climate emergency and remediating the damage it wreaks. From relocating all our coastal cities to replacing aviation routes with high-speed rails to the caring and public health work for hundreds of millions of survivors of plagues, floods and fires, we are in no danger of...
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Jul 5, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part nine of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it came...
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Jun 29, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part eight of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Jun 22, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part seven of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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Jun 15, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part six of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it came...
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There's more of Kurt in this week's episode; as I mentioned in last week's intro, Kurt is loosely based on my old friend Darren Atkinson, who pulled down a six-figure income by recovering, repairing and reselling high-tech waste from Toronto's industrial suburbs. Darren was the subject of the first feature I ever sold to Wired, Dumpster Diving . But Kurt was also based loosely on Igor Kenk, a friend of mine who turned out to be one of Toronto's most prolific bike thieves (I knew him as a bike...
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Here's part four of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). There's more of Kurt in this week's episode; as I mentioned in last week's intro, Kurt is loosely based on my old friend Darren Atkinson, who pulled down a six-figure income by recovering, repairing and reselling high-tech waste from Toronto's industrial suburbs. Darren was the subject of the first feature I ever sold to...
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Jun 1, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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This week, I'm podcasting How Big Tech Monopolies Distort Our Public Discourse , a new article I wrote for the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Deeplinks blog. It's the most comprehensive of the articles I've written about the problems of surveillance capitalism, a subject I've also addressed in a forthcoming, book-length essay. In a nutshell, my dispute with the "surveillance capitalism" hypothesis is that I think it overstates how effective Big Tech is at changing our minds with...
Topics: monopoly, surveillance, mind control, discourse
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May 25, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part four of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). In this installment, we meet Kurt, the crustypunk high-tech dumpster-diver. Kurt is loosely based on my old friend Darren Atkinson, who pulled down a six-figure income by recovering, repairing and reselling high-tech waste from Toronto's industrial suburbs. Darren was the subject of the first feature I ever sold to Wired,...
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May 18, 2020 Cory Doctorow
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Here's part three of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here ). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read." Here's how my publisher described it when it...
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